Tool - Parabol + Parabola [HQ]


One of my favorite songs. So familiar and overwhelmingly warm This one, this form I hold now. Embracing you, this reality here, This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and hopeful. Wide eyed and hopefully wild. We barely remember what came before this precious moment, Choosing to be here right now. Hold on, stay inside... This body holding me, reminding me that I am not alone in This body makes me feel eternal. All this pain is an illusion. We barely remember who or what came before this precious moment, We are choosing to be here right now. Hold on, stay inside This holy reality, this holy experience. Choosing to be here in This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal All this pain is an illusion. Alive, I In this holy reality, in this holy experience. Choosing to be here in This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal All this pain is an illusion. Twirling round with this familiar parable. Spinning, weaving round each new experience. Recognize this as a holy gift and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing. This chance to be alive and breathing. This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality. Embrace this moment. Remember. we are eternal. all this pain is an illusion.



Marc Jähnchen
This is the healthiest comment section on YouTube. I mean it.
visualito
Not hearing parabola afterwards parabol is like a coitus interruptus.
nate means
Tool is our generation's Pink Floyd.
Parfait
Just gonna put this here, even if no ones gonna read it I'd like to thank everyone in Tool for helping me in some dark times, and making me feel powerful. Not that kinda powerful, just, making me realize I'm more powerful than my own mind, and helping me realize I could and CAN get through this.These two are my personal favorite songs from Tool, and definitely my most listened song in my toughest times. "All this pain is an illusion."
Connor Wilde
let us all celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing
Big Wheela Peach Peela
When parabola starts RIP neck
Ginger Beans
I can honestly say Tool has changed the way I view life. Specifically this song. You don’t listen to Tool. You experience them.
JacquelinHyde 93
Am i the only one who can be having a shit day and then listen to Tool and everything feels right in the world again?
Greg Newbold
New album 30th August 2019! Let's go!
WangWong420
Tool should have a “Love” button, not a like button.
Niamh amps
no speaker will ever be loud enough <3
northern brother
Playing this for my 3 week old boy
Michele Cipriani
One does not simply listen to Parabola without Parabol
McBoogle
The lyrics just suddenly clicked. I think it's about telling people to hang in there, we all have suicidal thoughts, and he's telling us to celebrate to be alive and breathing in this holy reality. Man, that brought tears to my eyes, lol.
Pyper Smoak
I absolutely love how the Tool comment sections are so peaceful and well spoken. Oh my, goosebumps at the drop
Dimitar Pishtolov
Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal all this pain is an illusion. Great stuff, thank you Tool, made me feel better.
elgiacomo
Been a bad day. Tool brings me comfort.
sean edwards
How does Tool make a 9+ minute song not seem near 9+ minutes long. Magic that's how.......Tool are magic!
Green-island96
When school homework leads you to something unbelievable...
Connor Phebus
Its like Danny ate the 2 most talented drummers in the world, absorbed their skill (and limbs), and kept their drum sets for himself too.
Bronn
I'm 30 years old and I've only started listening to Tool. What is wrong with me?
Ashraf Sahdan
This song makes me want to go plant a tree! Tool rules! Aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiveee! Yeahhh!
kane holt
If You Are Awake , Then You Understand Tool.
Jason Van Buskirk
Can't wait for their next album to drop! Best band out there right now, Hands down!!
saucey donuts
My neck at 4:30 Edit: i no longer own a neck, i listened to hard
dubseedz757
I'm pretty dope at playing the air drums to this ... Danny Carey is a monster...
OzgunDerKi
Artist: Tool Album: Lateralus Released: 2001 Genre: Progressive metal
RunsWithBears
Fascinating song. After listening to it for the first time in years I thought about the meaning of this song and I'd like to share that with you and hear what you guys think: 0:00 - 0:24 These quiet notes signify that which was before bodily existence, before conception and birth. In the imagery of a parabola, this is what lies outside of the picture. Slowly coming into material existence. 0:24 - 3:04 The rest of Parabol signifies the period when a person is child-like, not yet capable of self-reflection or questioning one's own existence, hence the peacefulness. However, it also the signifies the period in which one slowly moves away from their natural, spiritual state and starts to identify more and more with the material world, to the point that one no longer remembers "what came before this precious moment." One observes this pattern in the first, downward slope of a parabola. Also note the softness and hesitation in the words "Choosing to be here in...", is one really choosing, or just being led along by fate? We'll come back to to this. 3:04 - 4:29 Parabola kicks off with violence and turmoil. The consequence of man traveling too far from his natural state of being. The result is doubt, fear, anger, depression, pain. Man has not only come to the conclusion that the material reality is the only reality, but also that it is a wicked reality that causes only pain. Blaming the material world only brings man further into this dark illusion. The inevitable crisis. 4:30 With the word 'Alive' spoken at exactly the halfway mark of the song, corresponding with the vertex of a parabola, man liberates himself from the illusions that had nearly drowned him. 4:30 - 5:35 Note the determination in the words "Choosing to be here in...", signifying man made the choice to live and no longer be a slave to what he perceives as his fate and misfortune. 5:35 - 8:40 Following the casting off of his shackles, man starts to see the world for what it really is. A new experience, part of a wider, eternal existence. This realization is further underlined by the words "We are eternal", where in previous sections it stated "This body makes me feel eternal" and "feeling eternal." Now man IS, and KNOWS. Man has seen through the veil of the human condition and started a return to his source, signified by the second, upward slope of the parabola. 8:40 - 9:02 The return to the source, presented with the same quietness as the start of Parabol. Slowly man once again fades out of material existence, back into the well of eternity from which he sprung. Let me know what you guys think, or if you have things to add. I'm sure there is even more symbolism within this song.
Gavin Hendricks
Yo fellas I got the intel on the new tool album, I'm from the year 2064 and a holographic maynard has confirmed the albums release "somewhere in the next 10,000 days".
Doctora Strange
I had to study parabolas and I ended up here, thanks youtube <3
theravenrob75
If you have never seen TOOL live ..do yourself a favor and GO !
Charlie A
I was brought up very sheltered and Christian, so when a family friend lent me a copy of Lateralus when I was about 14, even just the cover freaked me out. Now I embrace it.
Paola Sánchez
Everyday I listen to this song and everyday it gives me chills and energy. Tool is a masterpiece full of messages
TorTorTalks
So primal and spiritual. My form of meditation, thank you tool
Brinley Pavitt
Tool could probably be the best band that ever existed.
Jonah Saller
This is the 20th time I've listened to this in the last two days.
thatwascool012345
The bassist of my band kept telling me to listen to Tool for years and then I finally bought a copy of Lateralus. It stayed on repeat in my car for a week and then I proceeded to buy all their other material. I have never been so obsessed with a band like this before and I'm glad that every other tool fan feels the same way
Matthew Maxwell
Tool is probably the only band who's songs I don't mind having stuck in my head 24/7
35 Millimeters
My father says this is the best song ever...
Intrafacial86
This song is what church should be like imo – no pretense or hyperspiritualized bullshit – just people coming together in a precious moment, decoupled from their pain, and reminding eachother that they aren’t alone.
Jeroen Naafs
It’s going to be a suprise when Parabola starts, when they play this at my funeral. But they wil understand
Mr. Grombo
I feel ashamed for truly discover tool in this year 2018. I beg your forgiveness.
Troy Snyder
"This Body, Holding Me, Reminds ME of MY Own Mortality. Embrace This Moment. Remember; We ARE Eternal, But This Pain IS An Illusion" You just Gotta keep on keeping on! You are the Master of your own Destiny/Fate. Mortality/Pain is only Temporary, but your soul/consciousness/being is ETERNAL!
Graham Rendell
That quick cut out at the drop is my favorite thing ever. Makes you want to run through a wall
Karleigh Desalvio
Been listening to TOOL since I was about 12, and never stopped. I'm 28 now. Greatest band of our generation, hands down!
Warcrazer
One does not simply listen tool without elevating to a new level of consciousness.
Cesar Munda
The scream at 4:29 gives me chills every time
AdoreYouInAshXI
I remember back when this album first released my pot dealer gave it to me in exchange for a copy of Stainds album Break the Cycle. I went home with a dub sack of weed and a burnt copy of Lateralus and I discovered Tool for the first time in my life. That night I sat in a corn field and smoked weed by myself for hours and listened to this album and my life was changed forever. Lateralus will always hold such a special spot in my heart. I wish I could relive that night again.
Seanzo
It’s weird that Alex Grey is really the main reason I listen to tool after heavy dmt experiences. But it fits well.
Heartlover 79
Jesus, that beat dropped hard. Wow.
lily alonzo
44 to be 26 when this awesome album touched my soul ♥️still in Love with this album
Phobos Anomly
This song is surprisingly positive after I read the lyrics. Pain can be so consuming, it is overwhelming, but it is absolutely necessary and it doesn't last. I have some major stuff going on in my life right now and I really like the message Maynard gave in this song. Consider the negative but don't forget the positive, you're alive and the pain will go away. It's an illusion.
Justin Pearrow
this isn't just a song. this is a masterfully composed, powerful, and moving piece of artwork. period.
Roger Raske
I hope she can hear me scream sing this song to her in the heavens now
Mitchell Alexander
At thier live concert 7:40, I saw and FELT everyone smoothly come to a standstill, then start to sway and vibrate with the riffs coming up through the groun, and rippling through the air! It increased in intensity until I felt like I was floating in a trimming field of static, hair standing on end, sound waves colliding with my face. I just burst out gleefully laughing my ass off and the people around me did the same. Its incrediblevwhst sound can do to the body
Svinja
Parabola is Parabol 2.0
Ritchie Demrest
The world may suck but at least there's tool! \m/
Cole Packingham
At 3:00 I suddenly understood why everyone is so hyped about Tool
Angel Tellez
So familiar and overwhelmingly warm This one, this form I hold now. Embracing you, this reality here, This one, this form I hold now, so Wide eyed and hopeful. Wide eyed and hopefully wild. We barely remember what came before this precious moment, Choosing to be here right now. Hold on, stay inside... This body holding me, reminding me that I am not alone in This body makes me feel eternal. All this pain is an illusion. We barely remember who or what came before this precious moment We are choosing to be here right now Hold on, stay inside... This holy reality, this holy experience Choosing to be here in... This body, this body holding me Be my reminder here that I am not alone in... This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal All this pain is an illusion Alive! In this holy reality, in this holy experience Choosing to be here in... This body, this body holding me Be my reminder here that I am not alone in... This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal All this pain is an illusion Twirling round with this familiar parable Spinning, weaving round each new experience Recognize this as a holy gift and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing A chance to be alive and breathing This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal All this pain is an illusion
Spyriks
The lyrics of this song relate hilariously well with Dark Souls.
Krimson
I wanna ask the dmt elves if I just met my soulmate cause It feels like it <3 Life is awesome everyday now
Mudda Kunt
Tools music is waiting for your Higher conciseness to discover it ! Enjoy your Human Experience my Spiritual beings and bring more peace and love into this physical realm !
Darkstar8473
New album Aug 30th 2019.
Satevo
I have a signed copy of this poster over my bed.... it's been there for more years than i can remember. If my house burns down i'm grabbing my kitties, my guitars, my drums if i have the time, and this poster. Bless Alex Grey and Tool. Game of Thrones and New Tool in April...? I'll be wearing my seat belt till then, then i can die Happy.
medz 716
AAAAALLLLLLLIIIIIIVVVVEEEEEEEEE!!
headband og
I listened to tool every day i was in rehab 2 years ago. Been sober since, brings back some bitter sweet memories
Jessica Smith
Decade later. I listened to this song thousands of times. Thank you best friend. This song is empowering to me.
Elissa Spurlin
Saw Tool live last night.. if I didn’t get chills every time I listened to this song before, I definitely do now.
Brian Frankowsky
Im so greatful for my dad showing me this band when i was 6 now 22 thank you dad ! <3
The Unseen
play this at my funeral after I've lived...
Lakus Litschi
wow really heard tool for the first time and i love it
Tom Ost
So hyped to see them at "Rock am Ring "this year!
Kris Williams
I discovered Tool way back in 1995 freshman year of high school. Since then I've got to see them five different times. Amazing band to see live. First show was at Red Rocks with the Melvins 1998.
theWhitestnerdEver
How can a song simply be this amazing?!
Idil Yaktubay
This is the calculus I like
ford nut
3:05 I started breathing.
Scarlett
Just came here cause is good for mood, soul and life.!
Statam Boisvert
Still as epic as the first day I heard them....
Matt R
Took me 25 years to appreciate Tool. These guys are amazing. Also hats off to all the comments all being so positive on all Tool videos. In this modern day of streaming music it’s bizarre that I can only find these songs on YouTube but here we are.
ourworlds atwar
"We are eternal, all this pain is an illusion" Best advice given to me in my entire life.
Allothersweretaken
Best tool songs hands down
Emma Fabris
Recently discovered tool thanks to their awesome song 46 and 2, been listening for a week now and definitely feeling this on such a deeper level. Absolutely loving it
John Kennedy
if you think about it, this song itself is done in a parabolic way, there is 0 to 3:00 where the tension gradually increases until it explodes in between 3:00 and 7:00 and then it gradually slows down ending almost as it started... it's brilliant
Lisander Decker
A Friend of me showed me this masterpiece and Im so impressed and Im completely flashed. He heard this song so damn Loud his hears cant hear anything with headphones without getting a headache and I thought why tf did he do this and Now i can relate. So damn well.
sLeeK
Live by the words spoken within this song.. and life will be okay. This song played a major part in me getting sober. Once a junkie floating aimlessly through life. I found a purpose and tool gave me the proper tools to get through a lot of lifes constant struggle's. I know they will never read this on here, but from the bottom of my heart, thank you. They say a picture can tell a 1000 words. Well here's a new saying.. They say a tool song can have a 1000 different meanings. Find one for yourself and apply it to your life.
Nikos Tripodakis
3:03 is hands down the best transition in the history of music.
Zoe Jane
Twirling round with this familiar parable. Spinning, weaving round each new experience. Recognize this as a holy gift and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing.
Valentin Valchev
I am really glad that no one is here because of something else, but simply because Tool are the greatest ever
shiner93
Such a good band . I love you tool
felipe arce
Im Chilean, and with the confirmation of the new record, i hope that finally TOOL decides touring southamerica.....20 years waiting but still looking forward to the miracle...in the meantime, listening some of their masterpieces like parabol-parabola.
lily alonzo
Parábola parabolic life Love Tool
sean edwards
We are eternal all this pain is an illusion!!
Jacob Schaller
If Ninja Sex Party ever did a pure metal-themed Under the Covers album, and this was the opening track, I might actually die happy.
Torrenado 2.0
That super long guitar sustain at the end is so insane
tristan Richardson
Love their music wish could buy their music on my phone but they took tool's music off of itunes apple should put all of tool's music back up
chewwy74
The groove in Parabola is undeniable. It lifts me to my feat every time. Impossible to be still when listening
Sammy the Bull
This is for Michael Lee Asocar my good friend always and forever
woozy woo
Maynard's control over his voice is absolutely haunting
jon landry
Holy shit that was epic.
Andrew Goldsmith
After a few years I finally, truly understand Parabol. Praise be 👍